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JSW Cement to double capacity

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Hyderabad 

Limited, the cement arm of the and a new entrant in the industry, is looking at doubling its cement production capacity to 400,000 tonne per month by March next year.

The company has a grinding facility at in with an installed capacity of 4.8 million tonne per annum (mtpa), of which, only 50 per cent of the capacity is being utilised.

“We are producing only 200,000 tonnes per month, and expect to double our production by utilising our full capacity at the plant by March,” RC Sodani, director and chief executive officer of JSW Cement, said.

In addition to the plant, JSW Cements has a 0.70 mtpa grinding facility at Vijayanagar in Bellary district of Karnataka, adjacent to its steel plant. It is planning to set up another 0.70 mtpa facility in Bellary at the steel complex with an investment of Rs 350 crore and a 4.3-mtpa facility at Gulbarga with a proposed investment of Rs 1,500 crore.

First Published: Thu, November 08 2012. 00:16 IST